Chinua Achebe’s daughter, Nwando, commemorates father’s demise


As the world remembers Nigerian novelist, poet, and essayist, Chinua Achebe, who died on this day eight years ago, so too has his daughter, Nwando Achebe.

Nwando on Sunday, in a nostalgic tweet, harkened back to her late father who’s fondly regarded as the “father of African literature.”

“My beloved dad and best friend, Chinua Achebe, passed away 8 years today. Missing you, daddy, more than you will ever know. May the souls of the dearly departed rest in perfect peace. @achebe_chidi,” tweeted Nwando Achebe.

Chinua Achebe died after a short illness on March 21, 2013, in Boston, United States.

He’s best known for his first novel, “Things Fall Apart”, which was published in 1958.

TFA, which depicts life in 19th-century Igbo society, has sold more than 10 million copies around the world and has been published in 50 languages.

Nwando Achebe herself is an academic, feminist scholar, and multi-award-winning historian.

She is the Jack and Margaret Sweet Endowed Professor of History and the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the College of Social Science at Michigan State University.

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